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The Survivor Audiobook

The Survivor

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Publisher's Summary

Top-secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times best-selling series.

Joseph "Rick" Rickman, former boy wonder at the CIA, stole a massive amount of top-secret and hugely compromising intel concerning classified operations all over the world, offering it (and himself) to the Pakistani secret forces. Only his plans went awry when CIA director Irene Kennedy sent Mitch Rapp to hunt him down. It turns out that killing Rickman didn't solve anything - in fact the nightmare is only intensifying. Rickman stored the potentially devastating data (CIA assets, operatives, agents) somewhere only he knew, and somehow, from beyond the grave, he still poses a mortal threat to America.

Now it's a deadly race as both the Pakistanis and the Americans search for Rickman's accomplices and the information they are slowly leaking to the world. Will Rapp outrun and outthink his enemies, or will the Pakistanis find it first and hold America hostage to their dream of becoming the world's new nuclear superpower?

©2015 Cloak & Dagger Press, Inc. All rights reserved (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved

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    Lynnett 10-08-15
    Lynnett 10-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Seamless Mitch Rapp truly honors the Vince Flynn l"
    What did you love best about The Survivor?

    The story line is extremely well developed including the background on the events and characters leading up to the beginning of this book. The personalities of the characters were seamless from the series, and with ALL honor and respect to Vince Flynn (RIP), Kyle Mills truly embraced the nature of the core of each of the characters that have been so well developed over the course of this series.


    What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I read the book first, and then enjoyed allowing Mr.Guidall bringing my friends (and enemies) back to life for me. With all of the recent discussion surrounding which actors would be best suited for a movie, I will find it difficult to hear any other voice than Guidall's for Mitch Rapp.

    When I listen to Mr. Guidall narration I truly believe that he embraces the adventure every bit as much as the listener.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Attack America & her patriots? We've got a guy!


    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    "EXCELLENT!"

    When Vince died I felt like I'd lost a old friend. It was wonderful to hear Mitch Rapp and crew were back in action. The book has continuity with the past novels and a great modern day plot. Having George Guidall tell the story made the transition seamless. Kudos to Kyle. Well done!

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 10-07-15
    Wayne Matthews, NC 10-07-15 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Vince Flynn would be proud of this book"

    The Survivor lives up to the incredibly high standards Vince Flynn set beginning with Term Limits and continued through his 13 Mitch Rapp novels. Vince Flynn has been my favorite modern author from the time I first read Term Limits in 1999. I've read and reread all of his books. I've also read Kyle Mills' books which are quite good but not Vince Flynn good, I.and was disappointed when he was selected to continue the Mitch Rapp series. Based on The Survivor I was wrong because Mills nailed Vince Flynn's characters and style in The Survivor.

    Vince Flynn was the favorite author of Bill Clinton and George W Bush. The latter said Flynn, through his research, probably knew more about the US military and covert agencies and their weapons and secrets than any other civilian. He did his research. Flynn was also a great patriot.

    The Survivor brings back not just Mitch Rapp but a number of familiar Flynn characters such as Irene Kennedy, Stan Hurley, Scott Coleman, Jack Warch, Charlie Wicker, bad guy Louis Gould who killed Rapp's wife Anna Reilly in an earlier book, and Senator Barbara Lonsdale. The nature of the characters including Mitch Rapp is just the same as Vince Flynn created them. (Two of the characters, Irene Kennedy and Scott Coleman, played major roles in Term Limits which was written by Flynn before the Mitch Rapp character was created.)

    The plot line and the plot complexity as well as the action and suspense were all true to Vince Flynn. Congratulations and thanks to Kyle Mills for a superb book!

    Narration is by George Guidall, who narrated most of the audiobook versions of Vince Flynn novels. The narration, like the novel, is outstanding. Guidall is the voice of Mitch Rapp and certainly Stan Hurley also. Guidall has an interesting 7 minute discussion after the end of the book.

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND The Survivor without reservation. I love this book!

    41 of 43 people found this review helpful
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    shelley Raleigh, NC 10-07-15
    shelley Raleigh, NC 10-07-15 Member Since 2010
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    "This sure reads like Vince Flynn!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If they like the Mitch Rapp series, or this genre then without question.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to all of the Mitch Rapp books and with the exception of three of them the remaining are read by George Guidall. EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE as always.


    Any additional comments?

    I began listening with trepidation but quickly dismissed those feelings. If I didn't know better I would have thought this was written by Vince Flynn. There are other reviews that summarized the book and I won't bore anyone with my interpretation. I would like to compliment the author on his ability to continue the series with out it having a counterfeit feel. The book was GREAT, the story THRILLING with so many complexities, inner turmoil, action and more. I really like that characters from previous and even early books were included (Jack Warsh sp?) it gave this book a feel of continuity.
    EXCELLENT, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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    Thank You.




    50 of 54 people found this review helpful
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    DAVID P PATRICK 10-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good job by Mills"

    I am a diehard Rapp fan. I've probably gone through each of his books no less than 15 times. There's a subtle difference in Mill's continuation of the story--and that's ok. He's not Flynn and I didn't expect him to be. What I expected was a good and responsible continuation of one of my favorite stories and characters. Mills pulled it off. I recommend this book and look forward to the next installment.

    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    joe barocco Marietta, Ga, US 11-02-15
    joe barocco Marietta, Ga, US 11-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A bit slower than usual!"

    I have listen to all of he Mitch Rapp books.
    I find this one lacking in excitement . Mitch is becoming , alas, a politically correct assain.
    Far to much history on The characters. Of course I want to know who the characters are and what about them but this time he just gone off the chart. I hope the next one is good it's back to Mitch taking care of business for the good guys one way or the other without all the worthless repertoire.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Keller 10-06-15 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best, if not THE BEST Rapp book ever!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! The book is fast paced, with several fantastic plot twists along the way. Kyle Mills absolutely nailed it!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Survivor?

    So many, but if I had to pick just one, Id say the part when Rapp says "I don't almost kill people Irene, I either do, or I don't"


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favorite?

    Mitch Rapp followed closely by Scott Coleman


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Almost got a little choked up reading Vinces last chapter, the rest of the book had me sitting on the edge of the couch for hours on end..


    Any additional comments?

    I started the Flynn series about two years ago, on a recommendation from a friend. I started with American Assassin,and by about mid book, I was hooked! I couldn't get enough. I stormed through the first 4-5 books in the series, when I decided one day to do a little reading on the author himself, Me Flynn. Needless to say, I was shocked, when I read that Vince had passed recently. I was sad for several reasons, but one of the reasons was that I was now reading a series that was like an hour glass, with a finite ending. My hope that I could read a new Rapp book every year for the next _____years was gone. Until it wasn't......

    When I heard that Vince's family had agreed with Kyle Mills to continue the series, I didn't know much about him. But I was still skeptical. Since I finished the Rapp series, I have tried author after author, series after series, and NONE of them, keep me as enthralled and on the edge of my seat, they way Vince did. So you can see why I was skeptical. Yes I was excited, but my expectations were tepid.

    Getting to Survivor, I entered a contest to win an advanced readers edition. Lucky for me, I was selected. Nit long after, the book arrived, and still, I was skeptical. So much so, I was actually hesitant to start the book. I wasn't sure would I'd do if I got into the book and it veered off of Vince's path. Finally, on a long business trip, I decided to take the plunge. Not long into the book, I became annoyed with myself that I waited so long (two weeks or so). Reason being, THE BOOK IS FANTASTIC! Kyle Mills absolutely nailed it. Personally, if you'd have taken his name off the cover, I would have thought Vince wrote the book. It's that good. I will say in all sincerity, Survivor is in my top 3 favorites of the series, and as time goes by, it might actually be my all time favorite! So do yourself a favor and go get this book, you will be amazed!

    Well done Mr Mills, well done. RIP Vince

    25 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan H. Chitty Orlando, FL USA 11-20-15
    Nathan H. Chitty Orlando, FL USA 11-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Well worth the read."

    Could have been written by Vincent Flynn RIP. Narrator did usual stellar job. will get the next one for sure.

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    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 11-13-15
    Xavier Los Angeles, CA, United States 11-13-15 Member Since 2011

    I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".

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    "Kyle Mills hits BULLSEYE in Mitch Rapp series!!"

    As always, excellent narration by George Guidall is essential in portrayal of Mitch Rapp, my counter-terrorism hero. The plot flows clear and smoothly from start to finish. I enjoyed the backdrop of politics in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the USA. Very interesting how the money flows from us, the US taxpayer, to other countries to fight terrorism but is often used to arm terrorist, who create more fear of terror, thereby creating continued justification for counter-terrorism funding from us the US taxpayer. It's complicated yet fascinating. Surprisingly, over time, there is hope. The ending was well crafted with surprises and a satisfying conclusion. I listened twice before writing this review so I could better appreciate the geopolitics as well as the special op's action. Highly recommended if you love counter-terrorism. I have listened to every one of the Mitch Rapp series narrated by Vince Flynn. It is my most prized collection of a "series".

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 10-22-15
    Richard 10-22-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Mitch Rapp saves the world again"

    Theses stories always have a spot on commentary about the political and social world we live in, if only there were real people like Mitch

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • brodie16
    9/16/16
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    "Wonderfully read..."

    Another perfectly read Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp performance by George Guidall... George makes the stories visual as you listen and is a true master in his craft... Thank you George... You are a true craftsman!
    If you are a Mitch Rapp fan, this book is another Masterpiece!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    8/21/16
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    "A good story but......"

    As good as this book is there is no excuse for poor research. Mitch Rapp giving a cab driver in London a £100 note is just inexcusable!

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  • Amazon Customer
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    4/28/16
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    "great narration"

    narrator was fantastic, I look for books he has narrated instead of just looking for an author's next book

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  • R.B
    Ireland
    2/15/16
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    "Kyle Mills Has Done an Excellent Job."

    After reading the reviews both here and on other websites, I had an idea of whether this book was going to be similar to Vince Flynn's other Mitch Rapp novels. I'm happy to say that I agree with the reviews, and that I think that Kyle Mills has done Vince Flynn proud. It must have taken a lot of research to get this book to the point that you notice almost no difference in writing styles compared to Flynn's other novels.
    I loved the storyline, and as always, the characters, especially Mitch Rapp and Irene Kennedy. George Guidall has done a great job as always, in bringing the characters to life. If you are a Vince Flynn fan, you'll love The Survivor.
    I hope that Kyle Mills gets to continue the Mitch Rapp series. From this book, it is clear that it would be in great hands.
    Vince Flynn will be missed, but I like to think that he would agree that Kyle Mills has done an excellent job, and that he would like the Mitch Rapp series to continue in his capable hands. RIP Vince.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aidan Ellis
    1/22/16
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    "Brilliant!!"

    Fast paced with a great story...can't say why though it would ruin it!! One of the best Rapp books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. P. S. Davies
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    1/15/16
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    "Same old Mitch"

    Great to see how Kyle Mills has not lost the essence of our friend Mr Rapp. I had purchased and finished the book before I even realised this was not written solely by Vince Flynn. As always George Guidall guides us through the shadowy world of the CIA giving real life to the text and certainly improving my enjoyment. I do hope that Kyle Mills can pull this off again, I'd hate to see this being the end of the line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Demis
    1/13/16
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    "Long live Mitch rapp!!!!"

    This is a message to Kyle mills......please give us more I couldn't imagine my life without Mitch rapp! Thanks for a great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • T P Townsend
    12/6/15
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    "Rapp is Back"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book. The death of Vince Flynn bought the Mitch Rapp series to a premature end, but this is nearly as good as the original stories.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    MItch Rapp is the central character and the book revolves around him. There are various other characters from the previous novels that make an appearance including the irascible Stan Hurley.


    Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I think that George Guidall is an excellent narrator all round and this is as good as any of his other works.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There are some good action moments that are heart-stopping but it would spoil the story to reveal them here.


    Any additional comments?

    I am glad that we get to see Mitch Rapp again and hope that Kyle Mills continues to keep the series alive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. Makin
    Gateshead UK
    12/1/15
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    "Fantastic"
    If you could sum up The Survivor in three words, what would they be?

    Kyle Mills has managed to pull it off! I'm so pleased the Mitch Rapp series will carry on where Vince sadly left off


    What other book might you compare The Survivor to, and why?

    It's a continuation of the Last man which was excellent


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall – was your favourite?

    Mitch Rapp


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A man who will stop at nothing to defend his country


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Churchill1940
    ILFORD, United Kingdom
    11/20/15
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    "A great effort by Kyle Mills . Mitch Rapp spectacu"

    Another great story in the Mitch Rapp series. A book you can't put down. Excellent narration by George Guidall as usual. The story that you don't want to end. Vince Flynn has built a great series. If only Audible would add more of his books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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